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Old 07-02-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Mentally Ill Man Shot Stealing Beer; Shooter Not Charged

Family outraged after mentally ill man shot to death for stealing beer | khou.com Houston

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A 19-year-old clerk chased him down and shot him several times.

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Under Texas law, you can use deadly force to protect yourself or your property if a crime is being committed and you’re in "fresh pursuit."

The case is being referred to the grand jury without charges.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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I think the parallels to another famous case are pretty obvious.

We have some major flaws in our gun laws.

And as part of their platform Texas Republicans are trying to make them even more relaxed.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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Seems a bit overzealous on the clerk's part, to say the least, but the 'mentally ill' angle is a bit irrelevant.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:10 PM   #4
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but the 'mentally ill' angle is a bit irrelevant.
Except that it complicates the clerk's story. In some sources the clerk is said to have "known" the victim and said he was a habitual thief stealing on a daily basis for weeks, whereas others are saying he's been in lock down care until just a few days ago.
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Seems a bit overzealous on the clerk's part, to say the least, but the 'mentally ill' angle is a bit irrelevant.
What were his race and sexual orientation? Those are much more important facts.
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Except that it complicates the clerk's story. In some sources the clerk is said to have "known" the victim and said he was a habitual thief stealing on a daily basis for weeks, whereas others are saying he's been in lock down care until just a few days ago.
This really sounds like we are well on our way to legalized vigilantism.
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This really sounds like we are well on our way to legalized vigilantism.
Well when you really think about it, the only difference is the timeframe involved. These laws are insane
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Well when you really think about it, the only difference is the timeframe involved. These laws are insane
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Guns exist for a reason.
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Yes, to kill people. They do their job well.
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What does this have to do with the thread?

Do you plan on ever really participating on topic in FYM?
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Guns exist for a reason.
all of your comments in fym as of late have just been blatant trolling. if you want to continue posting in this part of the forum, please stop.
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I think the parallels to another famous case are pretty obvious.

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what case?
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:53 AM   #14
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It's getting old, deep
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Guns exist for a reason.
I know you're trolling, but this is still infuriating.

An absolute fuckload of countries get by without lax gun laws.
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